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Jacobs Safety Case Engineers - All Levels in Didcot, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs is now hiring Safety Case Engineers across all levels from entry to principal level to join our Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal (WM&D) business. The role can be based at Harwell, London or other locations will be willing considered. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary business (including chemists, physicists, geologists, engineers, safety case specialists, mathematicians and project managers) that delivers a range of projects on behalf of both UK-based and international customer. The primary focus of the WM&D Safety Case Team is the provision of safety analysis and safety case support to waste management and decommissioning projects, supporting licensees, future licensees, waste management organisations and the regulator. Alongside this, there are opportunities to support clients across the full Nuclear Lifecycle, including:

  • Prospective licensees, reactor designers and vendors

  • Nuclear site operators

  • Industry bodies and regulators

  • Research institutions

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised by our clients and our technical excellence and strong client relationships put us at the forefront of our industry, along with our proven expertise in managing large, complex projects in the UK and overseas. What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, colleagues, and clients, collaborating to achieve outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

The role may require travel to other sites to meet client expectations and facilitate efficient and effective delivery.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of team members to meet our evolving customer needs. You will also be supported to develop your skills and experience as well as offered opportunities to build a successful career and lead technical teams, taking responsibility for project delivery


As a Safety Case Engineer, you will also be responsible for implementing Safety Case Procedures and maintaining the required standards of technical quality in the project work. Your responsibilities will be supporting various and diverse nuclear clients providing Nuclear Safety Case support through the full life cycle project requirements including:

  • Participating in Hazard Identification Studies (HAZIDs, HAZOPs, SWIFTs etc)

  • Supporting the preparation of Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessments (e.g. FTAs, FMEA, ETA, QRA)

  • Supporting the preparation Safety Case Documentation and Reports

  • Preparing Technical Reports

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • You will be degree qualified in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline with Safety Case experience

  • You will have sound technical knowledge and to understand Safety Assessment Principles to modern standards of safety case preparation.

  • Safety studies and assessment e.g FMEA, HAZID, ALARP

  • Development of safety functional requirements

  • Operating in an environment with a graded approach to quality processes

  • For more senior roles you will be able to demonstrate successful delivery of nuclear safety case deliverables and strategy on complex projects and development of more junior members of staff.

  • Technical knowledge of their discipline with an ability to make good engineering judgement whilst acknowledging limitations of knowledge.

  • Understand Safety Assessment Principles and their role and application to modern standards safety case preparation.

  • Knowledge and experience in the development of Safety Case documentation in the Nuclear Industry or another highly regulated industry.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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